Can't make it to the museum but want to take a trip back in time?

Most families in the 1800's could not afford to buy toys, so materials for toys and games had to be inexpensive and easy to make. 

Download the following activity pages (pdf format) so you can do some nineteenth century learning at home! 




Make a Whirligig (2 variations)  Open the instructions for making whirligigs

Paper Weaving Craft  Open the instructions for paper weaving


Curriculum Linked Resources:

Science:   grade 1 and grade 4 (includes shadow puppets)   Open the Science projects

Visual Arts:   grades K-8  (paper cutting)   Open the Visual Arts projects

Literacy:   grades K-8   (word games)   Open the Literacy games